Queensland nurse denied bail on drug and sexual assault charges after allegedly pursuing women via dating apps | #tinder | #pof


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A Queensland nurse has been refused bail after he was charged with drugging and raping a woman in his Brisbane apartment, and stalking another.

The 30-year-old man, who cannot be identified, was arrested yesterday and appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court via video link this morning.

Police alleged a woman aged in her early 20s went to a Mary Street apartment late last month, where she was given a stupefying drug and sexually assaulted.

During a search of the residence, officers allegedly found mobile phones, video recording equipment, prescription drugs and illicit drugs.

Police alleged that a “concerning video depicting other young women” was discovered on one of the mobile phones and initial analysis suggests the videos were recorded at different times.

The registered nurse, who works south of Brisbane, allegedly met women via social media platforms such as Tinder and Snapchat.

The court heard the nurse used dating apps to meet women.(ABC: Tara Cassidy)

Police prosecutor Sergeant Tara Williams told the court the man gave his victim the drug benzodiazepine “believed to be obtained through his position as a nurse”.

The man faces 10 charges, including rape, sexual assault, stupefying in order to commit indictable offence, observations or recordings in breach of privacy and drug-related charges.

He has also been charged with unlawfully stalking a different woman.

The man, also a father of one, applied for bail citing no previous criminal history.

But Magistrate Anthony Gett denied the application, saying the allegations of “sexual predation” concerned “a level of deliberateness and planning”.

“The risk of re-offending is too significant.”

The man was remanded in custody and is due to face court again via video link on August 24.


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